Book Review: The Prophets

Sometimes you pick up a book, and you just KNOW it will leave a mark on you, some things are just seamless and this book is one of them. Though chosen because I am expanding my exploration of books from Black authors, I was pleasantly surprised by the subject matter and the wonder that this…

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Deep Gut

For the first time, I got this feeling,A sudden realization that I love you,I felt the ground beneath me move,Realign,Like all of my lenses were in sharp focus,A punch in the gut,Gasping for air,The love that will hurt, You have so quickly been wrapped into my world,I can no longer see it without you,I can…

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Diverse Books For Kids

Books, books, books! So many to choose from and so little time! Or at least that’s my issue with adult books, which seems to have transferred onto my daughter! Over the past few years and especially with the influx of more and more Black voices being given the platform and their over due space, many…

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Asking For Help

When I tell you that in recent years I have come a LONG way- let me tell you. I was and in some respects still am that girl who will do it all. Herself. Alone. Struggling, but still doing it alone. I don’t know if it’s the Sagittarius in me, the 2nd child syndrome or…

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What Was So Wrong With How We Grew Up?

I don’t know if it’s inherent in me getting older and naturally thinking of the “good old days” or if it’s because I’m a mother and I am now making some of the same decisions my mother would have made, but it’s got me thinking of just how much things have changed. Some for the…

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Fall Fashion Finds

One of my favourite seasons is fall; from the changing colours, the crisp air and the euphemism of the changing seasons- there’s something about the feeling of newness that gives you a warm feeling. Or maybe it’s the excitement to pull out our warm knits and wrap up into something soft and inviting. This is…

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RnR Interview: Leo

Somebody hold me! Do you ever have someone in your life who is so incredibly smart, interesting and you are just in utter awe of their mere presence?! Well, this is me for my cousin, Lenny/Leo. In my eyes, he is the shizzle, not only is he a certified therapist, he is a constant activist…

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Book Review: Queenie

This book had me. Triggered. It was a revelation, not only to myself, but to/about our community. It touches on so many issues and subjects within the Black community, it’s eye-opening, it’s frustrating and it’s necessary. I was initially drawn to the book, because of its title and the cover photo, but when reading what…

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